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Marlin Honhongva Tufa Cast Cobblestone Cuff


Item Number: DR 1383
Tribal Affiliation: Hopi
Artist: Marlin Honhongva
Medium: Sterling silver, turquoise sugilite, coral, and lapis
Age: 2018
Dimensions: 5 ½” plus a gap of 1” for a total of 6 ½”



This cuff is a study in texture and beautiful stones.

Marlin has used the tufa cast technique to create a contrast in textures with a highly polished smooth edge surface and a center of visually appealing textured sterling silver. The center of the sterling silver texture of the cuff houses beautiful stones of lapis, turquoise, coral and sugilite fitted within a two inch sterling silver channel combined with a cobblestone inlay. The exterior is exquisite, but Marlin has also superbly inlaid the inside of the cuff with the same beautiful stones. This inlay work reminds me of his great-uncle Charles Loloma.

This is a stunning piece from an award winning artist.

Condition: Excellent – original condition – new
Provenance: Purchased from the artist